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  • Forming the Company

  • Alpha World, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803

How does Alburet feel about Stacia suddenly becoming his Succubus? How will her family react to her sudden change? While trying to handle this sudden transition, Mindblown is also going to take the server down for maintenance. Alburet will have to deal with emotional turmoil, all while continuing to play the game he has been sentenced to play for life. What else is about to change in Alpha World? Mindblown announces the ability to form guilds. Alburet sees an opportunity to form a guild himself and takes it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If I hear "Kitten" one more time!!!!

  • By Brandon on 11-16-17

Drops off about 1/3 in

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I enjoyed the first alpha company book, it seemed to show promise, however this book does not deliver. It gets bogged down in a lot of high school esque social nonsense approximately 1/3 of the way in. The book also focuses on the “romance/sex” portions too much in my opinion. It’s like the author wanted to write a romance novel but needed to tie it to this series somehow. These parts are just graphic enough to be awkward when the come up on an open speaker, but not juicy enough to get off too, making them mostly just annoying. Ultimately it feels like the story didn’t really progress that much from the last book, and the progress it did make didn’t really come from any conflict or growth by the characters.

The narration is pretty good, although it seems as if he only has one setting, Intense. Overall I liked it from a production point of view

I won’t be continuing the series, which is sad because I thought it had much potential.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Gamer for Life

  • Alpha World, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • one foot in LitRPG the other in erotica

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-27-17

Great listen. Needs edits

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-17

I loved this story, well thought out, interesting concepts, good characters, and development, with the exception of some of the minor "party" characters.

The one thing that really bugged me was the stat listings after every chapter. While it probably looked good in the book, maybe with a picture like a baseball card, it is annoying to hear the narrator read it.

The only other note I have is that it's very much a series book, doing a lot of setup at the sacrifice of its own story arc. I hope the new one comes out soon, as I feel like I just finished half a book.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,794

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Classic Which Will Endure

  • By HMW on 01-09-15

Worst of the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This is my least favorite book in the series, it spends a lot of time with setup and political exposition. That being said it's still one of the best books I've read in 2 years. I highly recommend it. Special props to the narrator I love his Irish tones.

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,386

In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Space Opera

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-05-13

Good not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-16

This story is a typical militaristic sci-fi, with relatively flat characters and somewhat repetitive scenes. That being said it utilizes some very interesting mechanics such as the revivers. However the ending is anticlimactic as the survivors seem to have done just that, survived, no real growth or accomplishment to speak of. I did however really enjoy the narrator as I think he set a very good tone for a military narrative. It is definitely like other reviewers have said, starship troopers vs dinosaurs, with the addition of alien overseers. I give it a solid 3.5 stars, and will probably read the sequel

0 of 1 people found this review helpful